I have a confession to make.
I’ve never read the same book twice.
My favourite films I can watch time and time again. I’ve seen The Shawshank Redemption at least six times, Pulp Fiction about the same. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched Star Trek or Star Wars films – sci-fi geek, sci-fi geek 🙂
I can watch some television programmes over and over and enjoy them more each time. I’ve seen every episode of The West Wing at least three times. (I do love that programme <3)
So why haven’t I read the same book twice?
It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed reading books. Some books the characters and stories are with me months, years after I’ve finished reading. I think I like reading sequels and series of books because the same characters appear and they are like a comfortable pair of shoes. You just slip them back on and enjoy the new adventure.
DI Tom Thorne, created by Mark Billingham. The Camel Club stories by David Baldacci, Dexter by Jeff Lindsay are all books about the same characters. I’ve enjoyed each one, but never felt the calling to re-read them.
This is my year of the challenge. Reading, writing and dietary. So I’m going to read a book for the second time … for the first time. If you get my drift. I’ve narrowed it down to about half a dozen and I’m going to pick one later in the year and read it again. Just because I can.
Do you read the same book more than once? Or do you read them one time and give them to charity or put them on the bookcase never to be opened again?
Thanks for reading.
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